What to Watch
And so we’ve closed the book on another NFL season. Whether you were on Team Patriots, Team Rams, or Team Commercials, you hopefully had a great time watching the program with friends and family. But now that it’s time to clean up the mess left by the party and start daydreaming about next season, what can you entertain yourself with in the meantime?
There’s a lot of great stuff planned for 2019, both on broadcast television and streaming services. So if you’re wondering what to fill those relaxing Sunday evenings with, think about checking out these upcoming shows.
1.ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
Netflix is back with a new episode of its original series, ReMastered. As the punny name implies, ReMastered is a documentary-style series that explores the most intriguing and under examined-conspiracies and murders within the music industry. The show premiered last fall with an episode on the attempted murder of Bob Marley in Jamaica and has covered other big events ranging from the murder of Victor Jara, a political activist murdered for writing songs critical of Pinochet’s regime, to the fiasco surrounding Johnny Cash’s performance for Nixon at the White House.
The fifth episode, centered on the 1964 murder of R&B singer and civil rights activist Sam Cooke, is set to premiere this month, with three more episodes to follow this year. So if you’ve got an interest in conspiracies and a Netflix subscription, consider giving this show a try.
If football season wasn’t enough, don’t fret, because there are plenty of other fish in the sports sea. It’s why we have several channels devoted to nothing but game day broadcasts.
Basketball season is in full swing right now. So if you’re in need of some game day footage to put on in the background while you work or relax, then look no further than ESPN’s NBA schedule. If you just can’t get enough of football, then consider checking in on the rugby league, which kicks off their next set of games in late February.
The writer behind the immensely popular Game of Thrones series has a few other credits under his belt. Back in 1980, he wrote a short science fiction novella called Nightflyers, which blends traditional sci-fi with horror elements.
Nightflyers has been adapted once before into a film, but now it’s time for another shot at bringing this story to the screen. In association with Netflix, the broadcast channel SyFy has produced a short, ten episode series which aired this winter. But if you missed out on the show’s initial run, don’t worry, because it’s coming to Netflix this year.
4. White Dragon
In the mood for a good mystery thriller? White Dragon is an upcoming Amazon Prime mini-series about a man trying to unravel the mystery of his wife’s death and the secrets she was involved in during her life. White Dragon assembles an all-star cast of actors fresh from British productions Harry Potter, Merlin and Doctor Who.
Note that this series is not to be confused with the 2004 wuxia comedy “The White Dragon.” Although that’s not a bad choice either, if you’re looking for a Cecilia Cheung fix.
5. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes
Looking for some stunning home renovation adventures? Or maybe you’re looking for design ideas of your own. Either way, this documentary series follows two award-winning architects as they travel the world visiting the most bizarre and amazing feats of home architecture out there. Homes nestled into cliff sides, houses with insane designs.
Even if you don’t plan to build yourself a home at the top of a mountain, this show is still guaranteed to get your creativity flowing for other home projects.
6. Forged in Fire: Knife or Death
Reality shows and televised competitions can be really hit or miss, but every once and awhile someone comes up with a premise that is genuinely entertaining. The History Channel has been airing Forged in Fire for years and now the spin off, Knife or Death, takes things to a new level testing competitors weapon-wielding abilities by presenting them with unique obstacle courses and fighting competitions. The weapons used are creations forged or designed by the competitors themselves, so you’ll get to see all kinds of crazy knives, picks and swords.
Hosted by martial artists and weapons experts, you’re likely to get your fill not just competition, but weapon information and history, as well.
7. The Red Line
Round out your viewing schedule with some drama. Based on Caitlin Parrish’s play, A Twist of Water, The Red Line looks into the ramifications of a doctor’s murder by a police officer. The series premieres in late April and boasts talent from established actors Noah Wyle and Noel Fisher. The series will be available on CBS.
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